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Renton Police Citizen's Academy

Have you ever been interested in how the Police Department really works? Or wondered what it's like to be a Police Officer? How does Renton compare to CSI?  Come and find out!  Our Citizen's Academy is designed to educate Renton residents and business merchants in how the Police Department operates.  The Academy includes an optional ride-along with a patrol officer and tours of the 9-1-1 dispatch center, Police Department, and Jail. The 12-week academy meets once a week, from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.  The next session of the Renton Police Department's Citizen's Academy is planned to be scheduled sometime next year. Please check this webpage for updates. You are welcome to fill out an application in preparation for the next session!

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Class topics may include:

Patrol Operations
Support Services Bureau
Traffic Division
Investigations Division
Public Disclosure and Media Relations
Criminal Investigations
Gangs in Renton


Animal Control
Jail Tour and Electronic Home Detention Demo
Response to Traumatic Incidents
Domestic Violence
Court Procedures
Hostage Negotiations
Generalist K-9 Unit
Automated Fingerprint Identification System